The world's smallest phone and camera tripod

The Tiltpod is the world’s smallest articulated phone stand.

Isn’t it funny how when you go through people’s facebook photos, you can almost always tell which ones were self-portraits? Generally, those images consist of 90% faces and 10% wonky background and a disproportionately fat arm extending into the foreground to hold the camera. Not exactly a good look.

Unfortunately, the alternative way of taking self-portraits involves carrying a tripod – but those are typically bulky or not used often enough to warrant lugging around, especially when traveling. That’s what makes the Tiltpod so cool: it’s the world’s smallest articulating iphone stand, which is basically a fancy way of saying that it’s a tripod the size of a keychain that swivels around to almost any angle. The Tiltpod clips to an iphone using a ball-shaped magnet, and it has a grippy base so you can rest your phone on uneven surfaces and still get a good photo.

What’s nice is that you can not only use the tripod for taking self-portraits, but it’s also a handy stand for reading or watching videos on your phone, as well as for skyping friends and family back home. Of course, if you want to use the tripod with your regular digital camera instead, there’s a model that too. I’d buy it if nothing else but to stick it to a magnetic surface and take gravity defying photos (see image below). That’s sure to turn a few heads!

What do you think? Would you be more likely to use a tripod if you could just clip it onto your key chain?